Our daily lives are filled with noise. With busy schedules, deadlines, and commitments, it’s possible to become overwhelmed and anxious. We feel a longing for a place to rest, a place of solitude and peace. Art is one way to find that solace. It is a source of transcendence, beauty, inspiration, and rejuvenation. Through art our souls can be enlightened. We can see the world with new eyes and discover perspectives not yet imagined.

My art has always been about simplicity. I’m a minimalist at heart, a seeker of clarity. I have always felt a need to eliminate minutiae and clutter. Through my art I seek to portray a world of order amidst the chaos. As a child I remember feeling a great sense of freedom and wonder when I created art. There was a peace and focus that seemed to elude me in the academic world. Learning to read was difficult for me and math was a foreign language as far as I could tell. Art was my saving grace. Through it I discovered myself—that I had a place of value in this world, and that in the depths of my soul I had a yearning to create. With art I realized I had a way to express myself without words. I discovered an unspoken language—a language of color, lines, and shapes. Art became my mother tongue.

I’ve worked as a professional artist since graduating from university in 1983. I spent 30 years as a successful freelance illustrator creating hundreds of images for magazines and books. Through that process I sharpened my sense of simplicity and design in order to communicate a visual message. Today as a fine artist, I use those skills to create my work, which can be found in private and public collections throughout the world. My art is about play. If I’m no longer having fun with my art, then I know I’m being too serious. Sketchbooks are my playground of ideas, it’s where I experiment and explore. It’s where most of my images grow from.

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain. All images are copyright © Rob Colvin. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

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An Interview with Rob Colvin

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by a fellow RB artist, Anastasiia Kucherenko.http://www.redbubble.com/people/ychty / You can read the interview here.http://anastasiia-ku.com/2011/04/13/interview-with-rob-colvin/
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